Questions About GC-Linux

Discussion in 'Gamecube Modifications & General Discussion' started by lisalover1, Jul 27, 2010.

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    lisalover1 Loyal Member

    Mar 11, 2009
    I am somewhat new to the Gamecube homebrew scene, and I am interested in setting up and using GC-Linux. But, I have some questions, first.

    1. Does GC-Linux Require a modchipped Gamecube to run? I have heard from a few people that GC-Linux has to be run from a DVD-Mini, but I have also heard that it can be run from the SD card. I have an SD card and adapter all set up, and successfully loading homebrew, so this is the preferable option for me.

    2. What is the most widely-used distribution of GC-Linux? I am having trouble finding actual GC-Linux downloads that are not actually just Wii-Linux. Is there a distribution available that has a GUI pre-installed? What is the fastest distro? Are there any Debian-based ones?

    3. Can software be compiled on the Gamecube, for GC-Linux? I have a good amount of knowledge about Linux already, enough to know how to compile programs and such. So, I was wondering if it is possible to compile software for use with GC-Linux. I was thinking about compiling a game for use on the Gamecube via Linux. It is already well within the system requirements, so I think it is possible.

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